Khan one pound lighter as he weighs in for clash with Peterson in Washington
Amir Khan has weighed in at nine stone, 13 lbs, for his light-welterweight showdown with Lamont Peterson.
The American weighed in one pound heavier, for Saturday”s fight, where Khan will start as favourite.
Weighing in: Amir Khan takes part in the official weigh-in
The Briton is defending his WBA and IBF belts in Peterson”s home town.
Khan, who burst into the limelight at the 2004 Athens Olympics, insists Peterson will provide a tougher challenge than Zab Judah, the man he beat in his last night in July.
Eve of the fight: Khan and Lamont Peterson in Washington DC
“I definitely think this will be a tougher fight than Zab Judah was. He”s one of the most dangerous opponents in the division.”
Khan may have good reason to be wary. Peterson has a fine record, and will be vociferously backed.
Squaring up: Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson in Washington on Friday